Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, Book 3) by Melissa Marr (3/5 stars)

This is the third book in the "Wicked Lovely" series by Melissa Marr. Where the second book was from Ash's friend's point of view, this book goes back to Ash's perspective. This was an okay book and seemed to be very much a transition book.

Almost all of the book deals with Keenan, Ash, Donia, and Seth trying to find a balance with each other as Summer gets stronger. Keenan (Summer King) loves Donia (Winter Queen) while Ash (Summer Queen) loves Seth (mortal); unfortunately as Summer peaks Keenan and Ash are drawn together more than ever making their other relationships tough to deal with. To complicate things Lady War (Bananach) is going around trying to create trouble as she wants all of the courts Summer, Winter, Dark, and High Courts at war with each other.

Mainly this book focused on the above mentioned individuals trying to make progress in their relationship balances. This book seemed to be setting things up for some big events in the next book. I was actually kind of disappointed that this book really leaves you hanging and doesn't really resolve anything.

I also did not enjoy Ash's continuous whining and incompetent attitude throughout the book. Ash talked herself in circles over and over again...I get it, it's a hard decision but geez you don't need to flog the reader over and over with it a hundred times.

Niall and Seth remain my favorite characters. I wish Ash would go away, she is uninteresting and boring to read about. Dania was another great character and really came into her own in this book. The events that happened in the end of this book made it interesting and make me want to read the next book. Personally though I would recommend waiting to read this book until the next book is out. Nothing is resolved in this one and reading it will just frustrate you.

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